Unlock your creative potential! Discover how to easily turn any Sun, Moon and Milky Way scene you imagine into a real picture… and start shooting truly legendary photos every time you pick up the camera!
Whether your passion is to capture beautiful landscapes, immortalize the infinite night sky, surprise the bride and the groom in their happiest day... or to travel the world, PhotoPills will make you love exploring new artistic possibilities to tell visual stories in a way it wasn’t possible before.
* All in one app
PhotoPills is your iPhone and iPad personal assistant in all photographic matters. It provides tasty remedies to answer most of the questions when planning and shooting your creative ideas:
- The First 2D Map-Centric Planner: Sun, Moon, Milky Way
- Sun, Moon Alignments Fast Finder
- 3D Augmented Reality: Sun, Moon, Milky Way, Celestial Equator, Polaris, DoF, FoV
- Photo Plans Manager
- Location Scouting Tool
- Key information: Sunrise/set, Twilights, Golden Hour, Blue Hour, Moonrise/set, Supermoon dates, Moon Calendar
- Calculators: Long Exposure, Timelapse, Spot Stars, Star Trails, Hyperfocal Table, DoF, FoV
- Widgets: Sun, Moon, Milky Way
- PhotoPills Awards… and much more!
* Endorsed by Masters
“PhotoPills is an invaluable tool which I use every time I plan a shoot.” – Mark Gee, Astronomy Photographer of the Year.
“A tool every photographer should have.” – Kevin Raber, Luminous-landscape.com.
“It pays off! Using such a tool ensures that we are repeatedly capable of quickly planning powerful shots; leaving maximum opportunity for more creative ruminations.” – José B. Ruiz, Innovation Award, Wildlife Photographer of the Year.
* How it works
Have you ever walked around a place and thought: "What a pity the Moon isn't EXACTLY right there... I would have captured a great photo!"? What about the Sun? And the Milky Way? Well, now you can let your imagination fly and calculate when this specific magic moment happens in just a few seconds:
- IMAGINE: the Milky Way arching over a powerful landscape, a giant full Moon appearing from behind a nearby hill or a sunset between two rocks on a magic beach... The only limit is your imagination!
- PLAN: easily calculate the exact date and time the scene you’ve imagined happens. Work smarter, not harder!
- SHOOT: just get out there, immerse yourself in the great outdoors, and enjoy living and capturing unique moments.
* Become a Legend
Because we know the huge amount of time, energy and love you put in your photos. We want to HONOR them, SHOW them to the World, and REWARD you with up to $6,600 in cash prizes. It's easy and FREE! Just submit your creative photos from PhotoPills and join the Legacy!
* Never waste an unmissable scene again
Create a To-Do list of planned photos and get to the location on time.
* Get it right
Adjust your frame for the best composition before you shoot. Use the 3D Augmented Reality Views to see whether Sun, Moon and Milky Way will be at the desired position when pressing the shutter.
* Explore, discover great places and create your own database of locations
If you come across a location you’d like to remember, save it as a Point of Interest.
* Enjoy all daily information in just one swipe with the Widgets
Just swipe down from the top of the screen to get all the Sun, Moon and Milky Way events for your current location and date, in addition to your upcoming photo plans.
* Get more than an app
Our goal is not only to help you plan your shots, but also to help you nail them. Whenever you need help, take a look at our How-To articles and videos, join our free online courses or just contact us!
“This is your last chance. After this, there is no turning back. You take the blue pill – the story ends, you wake up in your bed and believe whatever you want to believe. You take PhotoPills – you stay in Wonderland and we show you how deep the rabbit-hole goes. Remember: all we’re offering are Legendary Photos and Goosebumps in your skin, nothing more.”
Please, If you find a bug (or have a suggestion), send us an email to email@example.com and we'll fix it as soon as possible :)
Ratings and Reviews
First Of all let me say that I rarely take the time to write reviews, something has to be truly awful or exceptionally good to prompt me - PhotoPills absolutely fits in to the latter category.
Whilst admitting to have only “played” with this app to date I am blown away by what it looks capable of (time will tell) but equally by the incredible value it represents.
The app itself offers immediate help through the Academy tab and through this you can access not only a full user guide but a range of well presented ebooks covering a range of topics including moon, sunset, blue hour and Milky Way photography.
I have seen comments about the complexity of the app, and they are honest observations; but, as advised by PhotoPills don’t try to understand all that the app can do at once - take it in bite size chunks: I use Photoshop, Lightroom and Luminar at various points for photo editing and am still learning all that they can do too.
If you are wondering if it is worth investing a tenner in this app, stop wondering and do it.
Developer Response ,
Wow, thank you so much for your detailed review! We'll keep improving :)
Best App for photographers
There is a Ton of stuff in this little app, I had down loaded it but not really used it for a few months after, but started to use it little buy little & now I cannot live with out it.
Even going on walks, I can see a landscape view I like and take the photo on my phone, get home load it into Photo Pills for gps and see where I was standing, and do a search for the next 5 years to see where the sun will be.
It will either tell me, the sun will not be in that position or will
Give me a list of dates and time when the sun will be at that point,
Or even the moon or Milky Way ect
Developer Response ,
Thanks a lot!
Starting to lose interest
The developers had created a very good app. Now their focus seems to be in doing workshops, and in the app updates are all about tracking stars and getting the moon and sun in the right position. That’s all very well, but the app is called PhotoPILLS for a reason. The app has lots of PILLS, tools essentially. But they only focus on one or two pills now. The rest are forgotten. In particular the Points of Interest Pill. Totally useless. You can’t filter your own list in any way, or see them on the map, filtered, it’s full of their own suggestions which you cannot remove. I use Google maps now for this and other apps for some of the other forgotten tools.
Dear Devs : if you’re reading this, please update the app. I have emailed you in forums and on Facebook many time as have others and you keep promising. But nothing happens. It’s been about 4 or 5 years since first requesting fixes but nothing gets done. As per my title, I use Photopills occasionally now but it’s becoming less my go-to.
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- PhotoPills S.L.
- 54.1 MB
- Photo & Video
- Requires iOS 11.0 or later.
- Requires iPadOS 11.0 or later.
- iPod touch
- Requires iOS 11.0 or later.
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- Age Rating
- 17+ Unrestricted Web Access
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